That's a shame. It's terrible when anyone feels they have no options in life, other than death.
I haven't kept up on the style rules in the 25 years since I was awarded a BA in journalism, but I find the report's use of "remains" somewhat off-putting. To my mind, "remains" are what are left after either nature or the embalmer have taken a toll; it implies that the body was incomplete, or scattered.
It would be much more sensitive and appropriate to say searchers "located Mr. Jamerson's body along a path..."